Instability and its Effects on Pakistani Politics and Economy
Pakistan, the product of the dissolution of the British Empire, officially became a state in 1947. Although young in age, Pakistan has been plagued by political and economic difficulties that have influenced foreign policy on a regional as well as a global scale.
The People of Pakistan
Pakistan has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. The total population has reached 170,000,000. It is a very diverse country with many different ethnic groups occupying the region.
The War in Pakistan
The war in Pakistan rages between the government's armed forces and Islamic militants and began in 2004 when a search for al-Qaeda operatives in the mountainous area of Waziristan met with armed resistance.
Pakistan, Afghanistan sign trade pact
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan sealed a landmark trade deal Sunday as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed the two neighbors to step up civilian cooperation and work together against al-Qaida and the Taliban.
12 die in bloody siege at Pakistan police academy
LAHORE, Pakistan - Black-clad Pakistani commandos overpowered a group of militants who had seized a police academy, took cadets hostage and killed at least six of them Monday in a dramatic challenge to the civilian government that faces U.S. pressure to defeat Islamic extremists.
Pakistan suspected of striking back after raid
ISLAMABAD - Suspicion rose Monday that Pakistan's intelligence service leaked the name of the CIA chief in Islamabad to local media in anger over the raid that killed Osama bin Laden - the second outing of an American covert operative here in six months.